August 22, 1987 |
Providence College named associate basketball coach Gordon Chiesa as head basketball coach, replacing Rick Pitino, who left to become head coach of the New York Knicks. Chiesa, 37, takes over a Providence team that went to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament last spring, but has been rocked more recently by the departures of Pitino and athletic director Lou Lamoriello. It is Chiesa's second major-college head coaching job. A 1973 graduate of tiny St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, N.Y., Chiesa coached for five years at his alma mater and was head coach at Manhattan College, in Riverdale, N.Y., for four years before joining Pitino in 1985.
December 7, 2004
A biography line on Mary Rose Conroy's Dec. 3 commentary incorrectly named the college she attends. She is at Providence College.
December 8, 2013 |
John H. Deane, 80, of West Chester, a drug company executive, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Chester County Hospital of a heart ailment. He retired in 1993 as director of sales administration after a 33-year career with McNeil Pharmaceuticals in Fort Washington. He was a sales representative for many years, working his way up to a management position, his family said. Born in New Bedford, Mass., he lived in Harrisburg before finally settling in West Chester in the early '70s. His son, Michael, said he retained his Yankee accent and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. Mr. Deane graduated from Holy Family High School in New Bedford and then from Providence College in Providence, R.I., with a bachelor's degree in economics.
March 10, 2000 |
As often happens in recruiting, the coaches were looking at another player when Gloucester Catholic's Kris Quinn made a lasting impression. Quinn, a player whose leadership and scoring ability made her as valuable to her team as any player in the area, said yesterday that she would attend Providence College on a basketball scholarship. According to NCAA rules, she may not sign a binding letter of intent until the late signing period begins April 5. During the third week of February, Providence's coaches traveled to a tournament at Egg Harbor Township, looking to scout another player.
February 28, 1996 |
Providence coach Pete Gillen won't say beating No. 8 Georgetown assures his team an NCAA Tournament bid. Hoyas coach John Thompson will. "Their kids met the challenge," Thompson said after the visiting Hoyas lost, 84-77, to the Friars last night. "They're fighting for a place in the tournament. They deserve to get in based on how they played today. " Last year, the Friars (16-9) closed the regular season with victories over nationally ranked Connecticut and Villanova, beat Syracuse in the conference tournament and still failed to make the NCAA Tournament.
July 10, 2014 |
Brandon Austin, a former Imhotep Charter basketball star who was suspended from two colleges in six months amid sexual assault allegations, will play at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, according to his lawyer, Laura Fine Morrow. Austin, 20, has not been charged in either case. Austin, a 6-foot-6 guard, was one of the country's top high school players in the 2012-13 season but has not played a college game yet. Providence College suspended Austin and teammate Rodney Bullock in November after a sexual assault investigation.
January 17, 1998 |
Peter White and Shawn McCosh put the Phantoms up early, each recording a goal less than three minutes into the game, and the Phantoms went on to top host Providence, 6-3, in American Hockey League action last night. Paul Healey scored two goals for the Phantoms, including an empty-netter with 13 seconds left, with Craig Darby and Mike Maneluk adding one apiece. Phantoms goalie Brian Boucher, who grew up near Providence, stopped 27 of the Bruins' 30 shots, earning his 13th win. Providence goalie John Grahame faced only two shots on goal: the goals scored by White and McCosh.
July 25, 2013 |
Sister Martina Therese Butalla, 86, an elementary-school teacher, died Thursday, July 18, of cardiopulmonary failure in Assisi House in Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 66 years. Born Jane Francis Butalla in Enhaut, central Pennsylvania, she was a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg. She entered the convent in 1944 and professed her first vows in 1947. Sister Martina Therese earned a bachelor of science degree in English from Villanova University and a master's degree in education from Providence College in Providence, R.I. She concentrated on elementary education for most of her long career.
May 23, 1999 |
For many of this year's college graduates, it took four years, maybe five or six years; for others, a lot longer. And in the case of JoAnn Sager, 35 years. It took 35 years, a marriage, several moves, two kids, a divorce, a few career moves, and studies at four other colleges before Sager, 52, a resident of Maple Shade, could walk across the stage of the Apollo of Temple on Thursday to get her bachelor of arts degree in women's studies from Temple University. "I loved every minute of this," said Sager earlier last week as she anticipated her participation in Temple's 112th commencement ceremony.
March 29, 1998 |
Pete Gillen has left Providence to sign a seven-year deal to become Virginia's new basketball coach. Virginia athletic director Terry Holland confirmed Gillen's selection Friday night from San Antonio, Texas, where he is attending the NCAA Final Four. Holland would not divulge financial terms of the contract, but it is expected that Gillen's total compensation package will exceed $500,000 a year. Gillen replaces Jeff Jones, who resigned March 15 after eight seasons. An official news conference will be held Thursday.